Apply for Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Community Partnerships


Before proceeding with the application, please read the program overview and confirm your organization’s eligibility to apply by reading the Letter of Intent. If you have any questions, please email us prior to the LOI due date, March 22, 2019.

How to Apply

Step 1: Attend Informational Webinar (Optional)

Interested coalitions are encouraged to participate in an informational webinar on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12-1 pm PST to hear a program overview and ask questions. Register here.

Step 2: Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) Online 

Your letter of interest must be submitted online by Friday, March 22, 2019, at 5 pm PST. Submit your LOI here.

LOIs should include the following:

  1. Application Form
  2. 501(c)3 tax status documentation
  3. Letter of Intent – see the questions below
LOI Narrative Questions:

Please respond to the following four questions in a Word or PDF document and upload it to the Application Form. In total, your response should be no longer than two pages using 11-point font.

Coalition Background/ Context

  1. Describe the community that your opioid coalition is targeting and the current state of opioid use disorder (OUD) within your defined community. What are the key challenges and drivers? Who are the key stakeholders that impact access to OUD diagnosis and treatment?

Coalition Goals & Activities

  1. Describe the goals of your opioid coalition. What activities or actions have you engaged in as a coalition to reach these goals? What have you learned?


  1. What are the top 2-3 challenges or pain points that your coalition is currently facing (e.g., content, training needs, recruitment or retention of coalition members, etc.)?

Program Alignment

  1. How do you see your participation in Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Community Partnerships building upon your existing coalition efforts? In what ways do you see system practice and human-centered design methods advancing your coalition’s work?

Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Community Partnerships - Letter of Intent Submission Form

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A joint effort of the Center for Care Innovations and California Department of Health Care Services.

Letters of Intent (LOI) must be submitted by 5 pm PST on Friday, March 22, 2019. Please refer to the Addiction Treatment Starts Here: Community Partnerships Letter of Intent for details about the program and letter requirements. The Narrative Questions can be found on the "Application" tab.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Diana Nguyen
Applicant Information

If you are a government entity, please submit your Determination Letter.
Fiscal Sponsor Information

Opioid Coalition Information

If the coalition doesn't have a formal name, please provide a name to identify your coalition (e.g. "Oakland Opioid Coalition).

Program Lead Contact
Please provide information for the main point person of your coalition. CCI will be following up with the Program Lead regarding next steps in the application process.

Application Components

Questions are listed under the "How to Apply" section of the Letter of Intent.

You will be asked to submit a budget if invited to apply for the full application.

e.g., coalition meeting agenda, flyers, handouts, rosters

Step 3: Submit an Application (Upon Invitation) 

LOI applicants will be notified by April 18, 2019 if they will be invited to submit a full proposal application. Specifications for the proposal will be provided with the invitation to submit.

The full application is due on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5 pm PST. Awards will be announced by May 27, 2019.

Next Steps

Upon reviewing applications, we may request follow-up information or schedule a phone call with your team between April 9, 2019 to April 17, 2019. We will contact you by April 18, 2019 to let you whether you have been invited to submit a full application.